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1, 3 & 4 year old hugels
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Dan from PlantAbundance.com just uploaded this. Pretty neato to see some real comparison across a timeline. Interesting notes on nitrogen, etc. Figure it was wise to share it.

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I am in lower Alabama and in Zone 8/9. Will a hugelkulter work for this area or is it too hot and wet?
I started one last year and grew the biggest zucchini plant ever.  In my understanding, the water trickles down to the bottom and up under the pile and is a reservoir for the plants to draw on should they need it, but keeps them from standing in it constantly.  Those of you more in the know, please correct me if I am wrong.
 
Wanda Teague wrote:I am in lower Alabama and in Zone 8/9.  Will a hugelkulter work for this area or is it too hot and wet?


I built two mounds two years ago in s.e.tn.

Results were poor for veggies as i inadvertantly created a perfect habitat for johnson grass and lost the battle.

On a brighter note, yhe blackberries outcompeted the johnson and yeilded great w good resilence to drought.

If you have a perfect spot w clean topsoil, it might work in your zone for veggies.

But it will certainly work for fruit canes, bushes, or trees.
Just put the cards in their christmas stocking and PRESTO! They get it now! It's like you're the harry potter of permaculture. richsoil.com/cards


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